NY State Labor Law Exempts Public Hospitals, Judge Finds

Law360, New York (March 26, 2013, 12:51 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge ruled Monday that New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. is a state “political subdivision” that's exempt from state labor law in a putative class action alleging it failed to pay overtime, contributing to a growing trial court split over whether the hospital system is exempt from state labor claims.

Given that it performs a mandated public and government function and has significant public funding, it is clear HHC — the largest municipal hospital and health care system in the country...
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